Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and enjoy the breeze flowing through your private courtyard… At Cornerstone Homes, life is all about enjoying peace and feeling zen.
Why not bring this tranquility back to your gorgeous new home? Of course, life comes with ups and downs, but there are many ways to feel the sunshine even when it’s cloudy… If you’re a sucker for succulents and other houseplants, you’ll love to know that growing these green treasures in your home helps to make you happier and healthier!
Did you know that certain plants can reduce toxins found in households, which decreases levels of anxiety and stress, and improves your mood? Not only that, indoor plants also emit phytoncides, or mood-boosting compounds, which may enhance immunity and ward off the effects of harmful germs. Fortunately for us, beautiful houseplants offer more than their good looks… So let’s take a look at a few of our all-time favorites:
Aloe: You know aloe as a natural healer for ailments like sunburns and cuts, but this simple yet chic plant purifies the air, particularly of toxins found in cleaning supplies. An aloe plant is perfect for your bathroom window, where it will receive the sunlight it needs.
Peace Lily: Just as beautiful as its name implies, the peace lily truly brings peace to any indoor space. In fact, a study conducted by NASA found that these gems are among the most effective at filtering out harmful chemicals (most notably trichloroethylene and benzene) that get trapped in the air. And they sure are pretty…
Snake Plant: Bright and eye-catching, there’s nothing scary about the snake plant. In fact, this green beauty (which doesn’t require a ton of sunlight or water) absorbs carbon monoxide, releases oxygen, and filters out toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde. If you’re ready for more happiness in your home, this plant is key.
Boston Fern: Sleek and stylish, the Boston fern is the perfect plant to place… well, just about anywhere in your home. Best of all, this super cool plant not only cleans out toxins, but improves humidity by naturally restoring moisture to the air. This means relief for dry skin, noses, and throats.
Bamboo Palm: Eye-catching and trendy, the bamboo palm is so much more than its beautiful appeal. This all-purpose plant effectively absorbs a pollutant called toluene, which causes a host of troubles including eye, nose, and throat irritation, as well as several other harmful pollutants.
At Cornerstone Homes, we believe that home should be the happiest and healthiest place in the world — so we carefully craft each one with energy-efficient features that create a better environment for you! This spring, take your home’s health benefits up a notch by adding a little green (or a lot!) to make it happier than ever. Pick up some houseplants for your home at Woodside Farms’ Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-2pm!